Advisory Details

March 8th, 2016

Microsoft Internet Explorer CAttrArray Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-185
ZDI-CAN-3488

CVE ID CVE-2016-0112
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Internet Explorer
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 23707. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The vulnerability relates to how Internet Explorer handles attributes of DOM elements. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can cause Internet Explorer to process a string as if it were a CAttrArray object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-023
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-01-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-03-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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